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Thomas V. Nattakom, MD

Thomas V. Nattakom



Primary Affiliation

Lohman Endoscopy Center, LLC

Address / Phone

4381 E. Lohman, Ste. B

Las Cruces, NM 88011

Phone: (575)522-7697

Fax: (575)522-4840


Medical School: Degree: MD 1982 MBBS; Madras University; Chingleput Medical College, India

Internship: 1983-1 984 Alleppey Medical College Hospital, Alleppey, India

1987-1 988 Internship in Internal Medicine, Cornell University Medical College affiliate-La Guardia Hospital, New York, NY

Residency: 1988-1 990 Residency in Internal Medicine, Cornell University Medical College affiliate-La Guardia Hospital, New York, NY

Fellowship: 1991 -1 992 Research Fellow in Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

1992-1 994 Clinical Fellow in Nutrition, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

1994-1 997 Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Three year Clinical fellowship program with training in Gastrointestinal endoscopy including therapeutic and diagnostic ERCP, esophageal manometry and liver transplantation

Other Information

Board Certifications: Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Academic Appointments: 1984-1986 Instructor in Medicine and Pediatrics, Alleppey Medical College, India

Publications: 1. Thomas R. Ziegler, MD and Thomas V. Nattakom, MD. Aminoacid support in catabolic illness (Authors of Chapter 28). Aminoacid metabolism and therapy in health and Nutritional disease. CRC Press, New York. 1995; 399-410

2. Theresa A. Byrne, MS, RD, CNSD, Thomas B. Morrissey, MD. Thomas V. Nattakom, MD, Thomas R. Ziegler, MD and Douglas W. Wilmore, MD, FACS. Growth Hormone, Glutamine, and a Modified Diet Enhance Nutrient Absorption in Patients with Severe Bowel Syndrome. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Vol. 19, No.4:296-302, Jul-Aug 1995

3. Thomas V. Nattakom, MD, Angela Charlton, RD, and Douglas W. Wilmore, MD. Use of Vitamin E and Glutamine in the Successful Treatment of Severe Veno-Occlusive Disease Following Bone Marrow Transplantation. Case Report. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, Vol.10, No. 1:16-18, Feb 1995

4. Steven Burke, Steven Landau, Richard Green, Chi Chuan Tseng, Thomas V. Nattakom, Wilfredo Canchis, Lin Yang, Dominique Kaiserlian, Christian Gespach, Steven Balk and Richard Blumberg. Rat cluster of differentiation 1 molecule; expression on the surface of intestinal epithelial cells and hepatocytes. Gastroenterology, 106(5):1143-49, May 1994

5. Theresa A. Byrne, MS, RD, Thomas B Morrissey, MD, Christopher Gatzen, FRCS(E), Kathleen Benfell, R Ph, Thomas V. Nattakom, MD, Marc R. Scheltinga, MD, PhD, Meryl S Le Boff, MD, Thomas R. Ziegler, MD and Douglas W. Wilmore, MD. Anabolic therapy with growth hormone accelerates protein gain in surgical patients requiring nutrition rehabilitation. Annals of Surgery, 218(4):400-16, October 1993

Additional Information: Member: American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterological Association, American Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations: Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces, NM; Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Las Cruces, NM


Training you can trust

"Whether you have acid reflux, abdominal pain or a serious gastrointestinal problem, the only way to get quick, effective relief is to visit a highly trained specialist. That's why I've obtained the top credentials in my field and become board-certified,which has earned the respect of my fellow medical professionals. My full spectrum of services is available at the area hospitals and Digestive Disease Consultants of Las Cruces as well as the outpatient Endoscopy Center of Las Cruces. I am extremely accessible to you.."

Always seeking knowledge to enhance my services

"By remaining active in several professional associations, I can learn about new technologies for colon cancer screenings or new nutritional methods to improve intestinal health as well as many other topics. This keeps all of my diagnoses iformed and my treatments state-of-the-art, which results in the best care possible for you."

Sharing my successes to support the community

"I give you, the same excellent caliber of care that I would want for myself and my loved ones. And I have shared my successes through writing journal articles and teaching medical students, because I believe that continuing education is essential to the provision of quality healthcare."

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